Author Archives: Negative Eddy

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Professional Geek - I work for Microsoft

Quick dev directory cleanup tip

[Crosspost from my MSDN blog] When cleaning up drive space, the first thing I do is remove the ‘obj’, ‘bin’, and ‘packages’ directories from my development directories. They are temporary and will be rebuilt the next time I build the … Continue reading

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C# Zork running on Ubuntu

So I’ve finally got my VSTS builds running on Ubuntu (and Windows). I haven’t installed Linux on a PC in well over a decade but it has come a long way in that time. Installed Ubuntu 16.04 on HyperV on … Continue reading

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Using C# to build 35 year old tech is fun

I’ve always been a fan of Zork. If you’ve been playing games awhile (and I mean a whiiiile) then you probably are too. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, its the original text adventure game. No graphics. … Continue reading

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Do you have a Twinkie?

I want to be this guy. This guy who was behind us in line at the grocery store. …I’m standing there while the cashier rings up my cart, and I notice the guy behind me standing innocently doing nothing. Then … Continue reading

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Waaaaay oversimplified async/await plumbing

[cross posted from my MSDN blog] Often, when someone asks “how does this async await stuff actually work”? There is a lot of hand waving or someone says “just use reflection and look at it” but the real compiled code … Continue reading

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Tasks are (still) not threads and async is not parallel

[cross posted from my MSDN blog] I talk to a lot of developers who are either new to .NET or are moving from an older version to the newer platform and tools. As such I’m always trying to think of … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Tip #7: Whole line editing

[cross posted from my MSDN blog] OK here is a quick simple one. How do I move or edit entire lines of code? #1 Just don’t select anything. If you don’t have anything selected in your code window then the … Continue reading

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